Machine Learning Using Python | SGInnovate
October 6-13
2018

Location

Level 3,
8 Claymore Hill, Spacemob
Singapore 229572

Machine Learning Using Python

Presented by General Assembly. Partnered with SGInnovate

This two day workshop will introduce students to data exploration and machine learning techniques. Students will learn about the data science workflow and will practice exploring and visualising data using Python and built-in libraries. Students will also explore the differences between supervised and unsupervised learning techniques and practice creating predictive regression models.

Please register at least 72 hours before the course.

Takeaways

After this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Collect data from a variety of sources (e.g., Excel, web-scraping, APIs and others)
  • Explore large data sets
  • Clean and "munge" the data to prepare it for analysis
  • Apply machine learning algorithms to gain insight from the data
  • Visualize the results of your analysis
  • Build your own library and Python scripts


Recommended Prerequisites

Prereqs & Preparation
Beginner/Intermediate. This workshop is for analysts, product managers, mathematicians, business managers or anyone else that wants to learn about machine learning. A background in computer science, programming, and/or statistics is preferred for this workshop. It is not required but you are expected to be somewhat familiar with the command line tools and how to write simple programs. Recommended that you take the “Python for Beginners” workshop prior to attending this.

 

Event Agenda

Day 1 – [Nov 17: 10AM - 5PM] Developing the Fundamentals 

Module 1: Introduction to Machine Learning (2.5 hours)

  • What is machine learning?
  • Installation and update of tools
  • Machine learning algorithms

Module 2: Exploring and using data sets (2.5 hours)

  • Learn the steps to pre-process a dataset and prepare it for machine learning algorithms


Day 2 – [Nov 24: 10 AM - 5 PM ] Diving into machine learning 

Module 3: Supervised vs. unsupervised learning (2.5 hours)

  • Review of machine learning algorithms
  • Classification, linear regression, and logistic regression
  • Random forests, clustering
  • Decision trees

Module 4: Model Evaluation (2.5 hours)

  • Feature Engineering and Model Selection
  • Model Evaluation Metrics - Accuracy, RMSE, ROC, AUC, Confusion Matrix, Precision, Recall, F1 Score
  • Overfitting and Bias-Variance trade-off
  • Cross Validation

Instructors’ Biodata

Saif Farooqui is a Technical Analytics Lead in the Business Integrity team, which protects users and ensure safe connections between users and businesses. The team's focus on data analysis, machine learning and a robust infrastructure of back-end systems allows them to collaborate effectively with engineering and product teams.
Prior to working on data science at Facebook, Saif bounced around a fair bit, from consulting to economics research to marketing science and then computer vision, before a teaching position at (drum roll) General Assembly led to the job of his dreams. Ask him about python generators and the temporal considerations of data analysis!
 

Topics: Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning / Machine Learning / Robotics

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